I’ve written about Japanese pancakes and Korean pancakes, but I almost forgot about the Jewish ones… aka latkes. December tis the season for frying, and these really hit the spot. I’ve tried a lot of recipes over the years by authors such as Mitchell Davis, Mark Strausman, and Mark Bittman, and I think my technique now is a sort of hybrid. One thing I know for sure is that it helps a lot to spread the grated potatoes out on a kitchen towel and then to wrap them up and squeeze a bit to absorb some of the moisture. Otherwise you get really soggy pancakes that don’t fry properly.
There isn’t a lot of technique to it, so I’ll just let you enjoy this frying video. I serve mine with both sour cream and unsweetened apple sauce, of course.